Thursday, November 11, 2010

Valentine Rose Finished!

I finished up the second block on my AotH project. I love how it turned out!

Block #2 of Anniversaries of the Heart

Valentine Rose

Here is the whole thing...

Anniversaries of the Heart as of 11/11/10
40 ct. Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linen, GAST, WDW, and CC threads.

As you can see, I got a small start on the first bonus block...

AotH Bonus Chart 1

Well, the kids do not get off today for Veteran's Day, but my dh did. He's golfing of course (going tomorrow too)! He's so spoiled, but worth it! :) My dh was in the Army, but thankfully did not get deployed. With him having been in the Army, it has really made me appreciate the men and women serving for our freedom today and everyday!

Write soon!


ETA: I didn't do the chain stitches around the flowers yet. I really stink at chain stitches, so I may just leave them out!

30 comments:

  1. So cute Nicole! Tell your hubby thanks for his service! He deserves a day (or 2) of golf!

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  2. Very nice,,,,I just love BBD,,,thanks for sharing..

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  3. I just love the valentine rose pattern - Gorgeous work - very impressive !!!!

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  4. Very pretty Nicole! All of you AotH stitchers are very enabling ;)

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  5. Nicole, I love it! You're making wonderful progress.

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  6. It is beautiful, Nicole.
    When I see all these houses on one big piece of fabric I sometimes regret I did decide to make them on seperate pieces.

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  7. I love this. IT's so home-y. Makes me want to curl up in front of a fire. Anyone else feel that way?

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  8. Lovely block! I love the fabric. x

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  9. It's shaping up to be a beautiful piece. Keep on stitchin!

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  10. Beautiful stitching. I look forward to seeing you complete the remaining blocks.

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  11. Gorgeous stitching Nicole! Your AotH is really turning out lovely!!!

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  12. I'm loving the bricks! Nice job, Nicole.

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  13. Beautiful! Great job on Valentine Rose and start on the bonus block.

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  14. ACK! After these photos, I don't only want this pattern, I NEED it. Good thing I don't have my LNS on speed-dial . . . but thanks to your post, I'm thinkin' maybe I should! LOL!

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  15. Isn't the chain stitch similar to embroidery? Where you stitch splitting a thread? Probably wrong - anyway - GORGEOUS job.

    Tanya

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  16. Lovely stitching, Nicole! Moving along nicely with it.

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  17. This is so beautiful and what an accomplishment already.
    ~Nan

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  18. Wonderful! This one might be my favorite block--though yours is looking a warmer more orange-y red than some others I've seen--may be the lighting? Or perhaps a dye-lot thing? Overdyed threads make for such a unique piece every time, right?

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  19. Congrats on your finish! It looks like you've made a nice start of the next block too. They're going to be beautiful stitched on one piece of fabric.

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  20. GORGEOUS work :) I'm jealous, but in a really nice way!

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